Monday, May 19, 2008

movie monday madness

Ok, I typically don't do movie reviews on my blog, but I did watch an interesting movie that I just feel compelled to talk about. So let's think of it as less of a review and more as my view. I am a HUGE fan of Netflix. Love the idea - it was made for me - the person who never has enough initiative to return a movie if it is more then walking distance from my front door. Oh, the glory of it all!! So when I heard about this movie, I added it to my que, don't ask why, just compelled by some strange force of nature. I had heard a lot about the movie Teeth and felt a strong pull to rent it. Now, if you have heard anything about it, it is not a family friendly movie. The main character discovers that she has a toothed vagina. Yes, that is right, a toothed vagina or in Latin vagina dentata. Hmmm.... the possibilities, but I digress. In all seriousness, snort snort, it does intrigue me. Yes, that probably does classify me as weird, or as my husband called me last night "a perverse freak", for renting this movie but.... I guess the closest thing I can compare it to is my keen liking ofClockwork Orange. Weird, yet intriguing in the same breath. My favorite part of Teeth, without giving too much away, is when she uses her 'ability' on a boy, then stands with her hands on her hips as her special place spits out the pierced penis on the floor, only to be quickly consumed by the previous penis owner's dog. I laughed out loud, much to hubby's dismay. Now, I will also say that it is not on it's way to winning an Oscar or any other major motion picture award, but it did do well at the Sundance Film Festival.

It is definitely not a movie that I would watch again, but it did leave me thinking. What would I do if I had this mutation? Would I use it for good or evil? So that is my question ladies, would you use it for good or evil? Moo ah ha ha!!!

*** Addendum - Ok, I had a complete brain malfunction and remembered another reason I wanted to post about this movie. The movie is a sybolistic (yes, that is a word) dream. There are so many images and phrases with alternate meanings that I was having flashback's to my junior English class with Mrs. Van Meter. She rocked and was the symbolism and metaphor queen. I cannot, to this day, watch a movie without looking for the hidden meanings and images. Heck, I can't even look at a pickle jar without thinking about Ethan Frome and the red pickle dish. This movie even had some subtle not so subtle political undertones that even the untrained eyes of hubby picked up on. So there you have it, my first and probably only movie review. Aren't you glad that is done and over with??

1 comment:

Blondefabulous said...

I don't know about good and evil, but it would definitely make you some money on the talk show circuit!